Want to be volunteer at Tokyo 2020; here is your opportunity

first_img Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – September 13, 2018 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will start inviting applications for the Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer Programme from September 26.Tokyo 2020 is seeking to offer up to 80,000 volunteer opportunities. It welcomes applications from all people with a passion to contribute to the success of the Games. An applicant must be born or before 1 April 2002. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Want to be volunteer at Tokyo 2020; here is your opportunity WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket Previous articleIndian Super League: Delhi Dynamos home game ticket for ₹49Next articleSonyLIV partners with Amagi to grow OTT ad revenues Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket TAGSTokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer Programme SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoThe volunteers will be engaged to provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles at competition venues and at the Athletes’ Village, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games’ success, Tokyo 2020 has announced on the Games’ official website.The registration/application process for the Volunteer Programme will start on Wednesday, September 26, at 4:30 pm India time and run till December. The closing date for the registration process is not announced as yet.Also Read: In a first, Tokyo 2020 announces free ‘Press Network’ to accredited mediaCLICK HERE for details on the Tokyo 2020 Games Volunteer registration process.The Games volunteers will have a unique opportunity to provide support in a number of areas, including spectator guidance, competition operation and media operation. They will be deployed in various locations including competition venues and the Athletes’ Village.In parallel, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is also plans to recruit City Volunteers who will welcome and support the large number of foreign tourists expected to take the opportunity of the Tokyo 2020 Games to visit Tokyo. The application process and submission can be accessed on the Tokyo Metropolitan Volunteerism Navigation Website.CLICK HERE for Tokyo Metropolitan Volunteerism Navigation Website. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Football Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

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The 1 simple step I’ll be taking in a market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The 1 simple step I’ll be taking in a market crash The recent pullback in the stock market may cause some investors to adopt an increasingly cautious attitude towards equities. This is a natural outcome, since paper losses on your investments can dissuade you from buying more shares – especially when the prospects for the world economy seem to be highly challenging.However, a decline in the stock market’s price level has historically proven to be an excellent buying opportunity. Through identifying high-quality stocks and focusing on the long term, you can turn a market crash into an opportunity to improve your financial future. 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Furthermore, with the stock market having experienced a decade-long bull market, investors may be cautious about the potential for it continue uninterrupted over the medium term.History shows that stock market downturns and bear markets have always been followed by recoveries and bull markets. Therefore, lower prices offer the chance to buy companies while their valuations include wide margins of safety. This can lead to strong returns for investors in the years following a market crash, which means that buying shares while they are cheap is a logical means of capitalising on the cyclicality of the stock market.High-quality businessesOf course, it is important to buy high-quality companies during a market crash. They may be better able to overcome the challenging trading conditions which may be ahead.As such, investors may wish to focus on company fundamentals. They include debt levels, free cash flow, and profitability measures. 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Top 14 preview: Runners and riders

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Come and get it: Toulon are the reigning Top 14 champs and are favourites again It’s mid-August which means only one thing – the Top 14 is back. Bayonne host champions Toulon in the opening match om Friday evening and then it’s ten months of top-class, gruelling Top 14 action until only two teams are left standing at the Stade de France on June 13.BAYONNEFormer Australian prop Patricio Noriega is the new coach at Bayonne, taking over from last season’s duo of Christian Lanta and  Christophe Deylaud. With a new president also in Manu Merin there is a sense of a page turned at Bayonne after the trauma of last season when events off field almost ended in the club following neighbours Biarritz into the Pro2. With a heavy emphasis on young, local talent, Bayonne will rely on the experience of the likes of Scott Spedding,  Joe Rokoçoko and new signing, Kiwi fly-half Blair Stewart. Only relegated Biarritz scored fewer than Bayonne’s total of 29 tries last season so Noriega has a lot of work to ensure the club remains the Basque country’s representative in the Top 14.Old-stager: Joe Rokocoko will add experience to the Bayonne midfieldAu revoir: Stephen BRETT, Julien PURICELLI (both Lyon)Bonjour :  Blair STEWART (Grenoble),BORDEAUX-BEGLESBoasting the biggest average crowd in the Top 14 last season (beating Toulon into second), Bordeaux-Belges will be playing ten of their matches this season at the 38,000 capacity Stade Chaban-Delmas. Raphael Ibanez and his coaching staff (which includes former England flanker Joe Worsley) have turned Bordeaux into a stylish side whose 58 tries were the most in the Top 14 regular season. Fly-half Pierre Bernard scored 294 points last season and he will face competition this campaign from Lionel Beauxis. With a trio of Perpignan players also arriving, Bordeaux (who finished eighth last season) are an outside bet to reach the play-offs this time aroundAu revoir:  Bruce REIHANA (retired), Poutasi LUAFUTU (Bordeaux-Bègles),Bonjour:  Lionel BEAUXIS (Toulouse), Sofiane GUITOUNE, Bertrand GUIRY, Sebastien TAOFIFENUA (all Perpignan), Francisco  GOMEZ KODELA (Biarritz)BRIVEIn 24-year-old full-back Gaetan Germain Brive had the leading points scorer in the Top 14 last season. His haul of 299 was five more than the next best, Bordeaux’s Pierre Bernard, and Germain’s accuracy went a long way in ensuring Brive remained in the top flight having won promotion through the Pro 2 play-offs in 2012-13. There have been few upheavals in their squad over the summer with Natal Sharks lock Peet Marais their one big signing. Though they lost only once at home last season, Brive failed to win on the road and that record will need to improve if they’re to avoid a relegation dogfight next spring. So, too, will their discipline, with Brive’s three red cards and 29 yellows last season making them the unruliest club in the Top 14!Au revoir:Bonjour:  Peet MARAIS (Sharks)Key signing: Rory Kockott is a prolific kicker and is much sought afterCASTRESThe only side last season not to lose at home in last season’s Top 14, Castres managed just one victory away from the Stade Pierre-Antoine. Yet despite that deficiency, and some inconsistent form early last season, Castres made it through to their second successive final, along the way ending Clermont’s five-year unbeaten streak at home with a stunning quarter-final victory. Narrowly beaten by Toulon in the Top 14 Final, Castres have waved goodbye to a clutch of class players over the summer but they’ve also recruited wisely in Scotland No 8 Johnnie Beattie and former All Black wing Sitiveni Sivivatu. Despite all the changes in personnel Castres should be challenging for the play-offs again in the spring with scrum-half Rory Kockott at the heart of all their endeavours. Au revoir : Brice DULIN (Racing-Métro), Antonie CLAASSEN (Racing-Métro), Romain TEULET (retired), Anton PEIKRISHVILI (Racing-Métro), Julien TOMAS (Stade Français), Seremaia BAÏ (Leicester), Pedrie WANNENBURG (Oyonnax),Bonjour: Sitiveni SIVIVATU (Clermont),  Paea FA’ANUNU (Montpellier), Johnnie BEATTIE (Montpellier) CLERMONT A new era at the Stade Marcel Michelin with Vern Cotter’s eight year tenure at the club at an end following his decision to coach Scotland. He’s replaced by the duo of Franck Azema and Jono Gibbes, the latter the coach of Leinster last season. Though they’ve lost some high profile players, Clermont haven’t been idle in the transfer market themselves, signing Wales and Lions centre Jonathan Davies, Bath full-back Nick Abendanon and All Black wing Zac Guildford among others. And keep a lookout for fly-half Camille Lopez, impressive in the warm-up matches and pushing to claim the France 10 jersey after missing most of last season with injury.Au revoir:  Gerhard VOSLOO (Toulon), Sitiveni  SIVIVATU (Castres), Lee BYRNE (Newport), Nathan HINES (Sale), Regan KING (Llanelli), Elvis VERMEULEN (retired),Bonjour : Camille LOPEZ (Perpignan), Seb VAHAAMAHINA (Perpignan), Jonathan DAVIES (Llanelli), Zac GUILFORD (Crusaders), Nick ABENDANON (Bath) Leader: With no Vern Cotter, Aurelien Rougerie will assume even more responsibilityGRENOBLE Former Ireland and Leinster hooker Bernard Jackman has replaced Franck Corrihons as coach and he signalled his intent to stamp his mark on the club by taking Grenoble on a summer tour of Argentina where they played two matches against the Pumas. The benefit of that experience was plain to see when they thrashed Harlequins 31-10 on Saturday with new signings Jonathan Wisniewski (fly-half) and Ross Skeate both catching the eye. The club has ambitious plans for the future but in the short-term it’s the defence that needs shoring up: last season only Biarritz conceded more tries than the 52 shipped by the Mountain Men.Au revoir:  Blair STEWART (Bayonne), Rudi COETZEE (retired), Shaun SOWERBY (retired)Bonjour: Jonathan WISNIEWSKI (Racing-Métro), Mahamadou  DIABY (Oyonnax), Jono OWEN (Queensland Reds), Gio APLON (Stormers), Chris FARELL (Ulster), Rory GRICE (Waikato), Ross SKEATE (Agen), Charl MCLEOD (Sharks),Jackson WILLISON (Auckland Blues) LA ROCHELLEA survey of Top 14 coaches this week revealed that La Rochelle are favourites for the drop. They won promotion to the top flight by surprising Agen in the play-off final but there is a lot of inexperience in their 39-man squad. Coach Patrice Collazo will be relying much on the nous of former All Black lock Jason Eaton and Bok fly-half Peter Grant. Jean Pascal Barraque, 23, was hailed as the next great French threequarter a few years ago but he’s failed to find his feet at Biarritz and Toulouse. La Rochelle need him to fulfil his undoubted potential if they’re to avoid a rapid return to the Pro2.Au revoir:  Maxime LE BOURHIS (Oyonnax)Bonjour : Jean-Pascal BARRAQUE (Toulouse), Jason EATON (Japan), Peter GRANT (Stormers), Alofa ALOFA (Waratahs), Jone QOVU (Racing-Métro), Romana GRAHAM (Exeter)Lyon-bound: George Smith has been called in to help Lyon’s transition into the Top 14LYON Rugby World’s Play-Off Predictions: Toulon, Racing, Clermont, Montpellier, Grenoble, BordeauxDon’t miss the Top 14 preview in the September 2014 issue of Rugby World – on sale now. TAGS: Highlight Our man in France, Gavin Mortimer, previews the runners and riders and the major comings and goings of all the fourteen clubs Back in the top flight after a three-year absence, Lyon won all three of their pre-season friendlies, including a 24-14 victory over Stade Francais at the weekend. Tim Lane is one of the canniest coaches in the business, while in fellow Aussie Scott Wisemantel and Englishman Dave Ellis he has two sharp operators at his side. Some exciting signings, including Wallaby legend George Smith, former Toulon flanker Pierrick Gunther and Stade’s Jerome Porical, are another reason why Lyon fans should be confident of a respectable showing this season, though they may struggle to equal last season’s try tally in Pro2 of 112 tries in 30 games.Au revoir : Sebastien CHABAL (retired), Julien DUMORA (Castres),Bonjour : George SMITH (Japan), Pierrick  GUNTHER (Toulon), Fabrice ESTEBANEZ (Racing-Métro), Sakiusa MATADIGO (Racing-Métro), Deon FOURIE (Stormers), Stephen BRETT (Bayonne), Jerome PORICAL (Stade Français), Hoani TUI (Exeter)MONTPELLIERBeaten semi-finalists last season, Montpellier looked sluggish in losing to London Irish at the weekend and they’ve lost some imposing figures in their pack what with the departures of the iron Georgian, Mamuka Gorgodze, as well as a couple of Brits in Johnnie Beattie and Jim Hamilton. The Mediterranean club welcome some big names, however, in former Wallaby captain Ben Mowen and French internationals Benjamin Fall and David Attoub. But they might struggle to replicate the impressive form they showed last year in scoring more points – 670 – than any of their rivals in the regular season.Au revoir: Mamuka GORGODZE (Toulon), Johnnie BEATTIE (Castres), Juan FIGALLO (Saracens), Jim HAMILTON (Saracens), Paul GRANT (Nottigham), Paea FA’ANUNU (Castres),Bonjour : Akapusi QERA (Toulouse), David ATTOUB (Stade Français), Tom DONNELLY (Blues), Antoine BATTUT (Racing-Métro), Pat CILLIERS (Stormers), Ben MOWEN (Brumbies), Benjamin FALL (Racing-Métro). OYONNAXThe unfashionable Oyonnax narrowly avoided relegation back to the Pro 2 in May in their first season in the Top 14. Though they enjoyed some memorable wins at home – including defeats over Clermont, Castres and Toulon – Oyonnax won just once on the road last season and managed just 34 tries in their 26 matches. The arrival of the experienced South African forward Pedrie Wannenburg will bolster their pack and boss Christophe Urios will be hoping former Northampton prop Soane Tonga’uiha finds his feet in France after a poor season with Racing Metro.Au Revoir: Mahamadou  DIABY (Grenoble),  Joe EL ABD (retired), Conrad BARNARD (retired).Bonjour : Yves DONGUY (Toulouse), Pedrie WANNENBURG (Castres), Maxime LE BOURHIS (La Rochelle), Maurie FA’ASAVALU (Harlequins), Riaan SMIT (Cheetahs), Soane TONGA’UIHA (Racing-Métro). Lynchpin: If Racing are going to challenge Toulon, Sexton needs to be firingRACING-METROAfter a poor start to last season under the new coaching team of Laurent Travers and Laurent Labit, Racing came good in the second half of the campaign and qualified for the play-offs, beating Toulouse in the quarters before going down to Toulon in the semis. A raft of high-profile signings will further strengthen the club with Springbok fly-half Johan Goosen challenging Jonathan Sexton at fly-half. With experienced old campaigners such as France No 8 Antonie Claassen and Wales lock Luke Charteris also arriving in Paris, Racing could turn out to be the team to most likely threaten Toulon’s dominance of the Top 14 but to do that they’ll have to score considerably more than the paltry 32 tries they managed last season.Au Revoir : Fabrice ESTEBANEZ (Lyon), Jonathan WISNIEWSKI (Grenoble), Benjamin FALL (Montpellier), Soane TONGA’UIHA (Oyonnax).Bonjour : Brice DULIN (Castres), Antonie CLAASSEN (Castres), Anton PEIKRISHVILI (Castres), Johan GOOSEN (Cheetahs), Casey LAULALA (Munster), Luke CHARTERIS (Perpignan). STADE FRANÇAIS The early pace-setters last season, the Parisien outfit tailed off after Christmas and ended in seventh, subsequently losing out to Wasps in a qualification play-off for the Rugby Champions Cup. Patricio Noriega has decamped to Bayonne but Stade welcome former Fijian lock Simon Raiwalui to their coaching staff under the overall command of Gonzalo Quesada. Some notable signings over the summer including  Aussie lock Hugh Pyle, and Stade will be hoping for more consistency from fly-half Morne Steyn this season, who scored just 88 points in 15 appearances.Au Revoir : Jerome PORICAL (Lyon), David ATTOUB (Montpellier)Bonjour: Julien TOMAS (Castres), Adrien OLEON (Mont-de-Marsan), Hugh PYLE (Melbourne Rebels), Raphael LAKAFIA (Biarritz), Martens VAN DER HEEVER (Toulouse).Star man: In-form Steffon Armitage had a standout season for ToulonTOULONThe double champions remain the team to beat this season and in a Midi Olympique survey of Top 14 coaches they came out as favourites to retain their title. There are chinks in the armour, however, with no Jonny Wilkinson and a raft of players (Bakkies Botha, Bryan Habana, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Juam Smith) missing for the first eight rounds of action because of Rugby Championship duty. Having said that, there is still 1,118 caps’ worth of experience in the squad and in Steffon Armitage and Matt Giteau Toulon have arguably the most consistent performers in last season’s Top 14. They open the defence of the Bouclier de Brennus in Bayonne, an awkward fixture that Toulon’s four wins on the road last season were the most (along with Montpellier) managed by a Top 14 side.Au Revoir : Jonny WILKINSON (retired), Alexis PALISSON (Toulouse), Pierrick  GUNTHER (Lyon), Joe VAN NIEKERK (retired), Danie ROSSOUW (retired), Seb BRUNO (retired).Bonjour : Mamuka GORGODZE (Montpellier), Gerhard VOSLOO (Clermont), Guilhem  GUIRADO (Perpignan), Leigh HALFPENNY (Cardiff), James O’CONNOR (London Irish), Romain TAOFIFENUA (Perpignan), Fabien BARCELLA (Biarritz)TOULOUSEHaving failed to reach the Top 14 semi-finals last season for the first time in 21 years, the pressure is on Toulouse and coach Guy Noves. Pre-season preparations haven’t been easy with a heavy 38-12 defeat at Toulon and a raft of injuries to key players. Missing from Saturday’s clash with Oyonnax are Thierry Dusautoir, Louis Picamoles, Luke McAlister and Schalk Ferreira. Englishman Toby Flood and All Black Corey Flynn are among the new faces at Toulouse but it may be that a new coaching regime is what the club really needs to challenge Toulon’s dominance.Au Revoir:  Lionel BEAUXIS (Bordeaux-Bègles), Hosea GEAR (Honda Heat).Bonjour: Toby FLOOD (Leicester), Imanol HARINORDOQUY (Biarritz), Cory FLYNN (Crusaders), Alexis PALISSON (Toulon).last_img read more

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Charity Launches ‘Ultimate Challenge’ as Recession Takes Hold

first_imgThe founder of the charity, John Kirkby, also confirmed that he would be running a total of 84 miles over a 30-hour period to help raise the necessary funds for the expansion and the ongoing work of the charity. Two colleagues will also run with him, hoping to raise more than £750,000. With over £500,000 already raised, the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ has quickly become the charity’s single biggest fundraising initiative.Following a gift offering among employees, an unprecedented £210,000 was given and pledged in support, including proceeds from the sale of a house. Following this, the charity contacted supporters with a total of £520,000 being quickly raised through the generosity of many individuals. With £230,000 still to be raised before the target is met, however, the charity is continuing to appeal for further donations to reach its ultimate target.Founder and International Director of CAP, John Kirkby, said: ‘We are so excited to announce to the public the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ today and we are simply overwhelmed by the incredible support we have already received from employees and supporters alike. Running 84 miles over a 30-hour period seems like madness to some, but we can’t just stand by; we have to give it our all as we are surrounded by such a massive need.‘In doubling our rate of expansion over the next year, we will be able to help an additional 3,500 people per year with our free, award-winning service. In such desperate times, this is a tremendous boost to all those living under the burden of unmanageable debt and I look forward to enabling more and more churches who are waiting to open centres to reach their communities.‘Whilst we are almost in shock at how generous people have been in supporting the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ there is still a way to go to generate the necessary funds to underline our expansion. If you would like to stand with us at this critical and society-changing time, please contact us via the website.’For more information, visitwww.capuk.org/ultimatechallengeor call 01274 760 761 to donate.ENDS –Notes to editors:For more information about Christians Against Poverty, please contact Sharon Thresher at the press office on 01274 760726 or [email protected] informationAbout Christians Against PovertyCAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. Vital financial and budgeting life skills are developed through our services, thus ensuring poverty relief is sustainable.The charity operates through a growing network of centres based around the UK, all opened in partnership with a local church. Over the last thirteen years, the charity has grown from one man working from his home with a donation of £10, to a national charity with 102 centres across the country and an annual turnover of £5 million.CAP’s vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one CAP centre operating in every major town and city by the year 2021.—Sharon ThresherGrants & Research OfficerChristians Against Povertyt: 01274 760726SUNDAY TIMES 100 BEST SMALL COMPANIESFirst place winners 2008 & 2009Check out our website www.capuk.orgChristians Against PovertyRegistered Office: Jubilee Mill, North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EWt: 01274 760720f: 01274 760745Registered Charity No: 1097217Charity registered in Scotland No: SC038776Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No. 4655175  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 September 2009 | News Tagged with: Events recession CAP doubles rate of expansion as founder runs 84 miles to raise fundsA national debt counselling charity today announced it is doubling its rate of expansion to help more people struggling in the recession, with its founder running 84 miles in 30 hours to raise the necessary funds.Christians Against Poverty (CAP), which operates through a growing number of church-based debt counselling centres, announced the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ as the recession pushes more and more people into unmanageable debt. In addition to its existing 102 debt counselling centres, CAP aims to open another 60 in the next 12 months, doubling its rate of expansion and underpinning what will be the most dramatic growth the charity has witnessed in its 14 year history. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Launches ‘Ultimate Challenge’ as Recession Takes Hold About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £20 million in one week

first_img The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020, a nationwide fundraising campaign, has raised a record-breaking £20.1 million.This is the highest amount ever raised during the challenge, beating last year’s total by £4.5 million. Celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Emilia Fox and David Walliams took to social media to support the campaign and encourage the public to donate.The Big Give is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and gives supporters the opportunity to have their donation doubled. The challenge launched at the start of December and over 71,000 donations were made during the week-long campaign window. 764 charities participated in The Big Give, including Disasters Emergency Committee, The Prince’s Trust and Friends of the Earth.Charities have been “blown away” by the public’s support, said The Big Give. This follows a challenging year for many charities who have seen their income drop during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, 85% of charities who took part in the campaign exceeded their fundraising targets. The average donation was £136 compared to the national average charity gift of £45.James Reed, Chair of The Big Give and Chief Executive of recruitment company REED, commented:“We’re delighted to have raised a record-breaking £20m for 764 good causes. This year people have been especially generous and I would like to thank everyone for their incredible generosity, kindness and support.”The Peak District National Park Foundation’s Fundraising Coordinator, Claire Barlow, said: Advertisement Tagged with: online fundraising campaign The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 10 December 2020 | News The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £20 million in one weekcenter_img “We are delighted at the response our Big Give Christmas Challenge has had with our supporters. We are a relatively small charity, and this is the first time we have taken part in the challenge. But we smashed our £4,000 fundraising target after only 48 hours. With the money raised we will fund planting of a climate change superhero – Sphagnum Moss – on the Peak District Moors. Happy Christ-moss!”  232 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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U.S. hidden war continues in Donbass

first_imgUkrainian Army and paramilitary battalions on the night of April 17-18 attacked the northern and western outskirts of the capital city of Donetsk, the towns of Dokuchayevsk and Sakhanka in Zaytsevo, and other locations in the Donetsk People’s Republic. All the attacks violated the Minsk Accords ceasefire agreed to by Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in February 2015.A Zaytsevo village official reported that several houses were also damaged as the Kiev regime’s forces shelled the area with dozens of 82mm and 120mm rounds, along with tank shells, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms fire. (DONi News, April 18)Similar attacks on the independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics happen nightly and casualties are frequent. The Western-backed regime consistently violates the ceasefire, with incidents steadily growing since January.The U.S. corporate media hide the injuries, deaths and destruction of homes, schools and hospitals, for which Washington and its masters on Wall Street are ultimately responsible.The Donetsk Ministry of Defense reported that during the week of April 9-15, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 283 times, firing 2,197 shells, including using 1,402 heavy weapons explicitly forbidden from the area under the Minsk ceasefire. Four civilians were wounded, including a 74-year-old resident of Zaytsevo. Four soldiers of the Donetsk people’s militia were killed. (DAN News, April 15)Meanwhile, in neighboring Lugansk, four people’s militia were killed and eight wounded in Ukrainian attacks on a single day, April 15. (Lugansk Commentary)Donetsk Defense Ministry Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin noted that international observers repeatedly confirm violations by Kiev of its obligations regarding withdrawal of heavy weapons. The Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe documented and published a list of the Ukrainian side’s violations of the Minsk Agreements on April 14.Basurin charged the OSCE mission with covering for the Kiev war criminals, who, he said, “continue a policy of genocide against their own people for the sake of their Western masters and with the connivance of the international community.” (DONi News, April 15)Washington behind two years of warUkraine’s war against residents of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the Donbass coal-mining region, began on April 15, 2014, less than two months after a U.S.-backed coup in Kiev brought to power a coalition of capitalist oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and outright neo-Nazis.U.S. officials were front and center in the Euromaidan movement that carried out the coup. State Department officer Victoria Nuland, Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and Senator John McCain rushed to offer their solidarity to the pro-Western, anti-Russia demonstrators, who were fueled by Western money and politically dominated by fascist parties and paramilitary gangs.Wall Street was eager to profit by stanching the flow of Russian fuel to Europe and seizing Ukraine’s rich agricultural land. Most importantly, the U.S. and NATO saw Ukraine as a dagger pointed at the heart of their main target — Russia.When the new regime in Kiev immediately sought to ban the Russian language and implement other measures against the mainly Russian-speaking residents of southeastern Ukraine, it spurred the rise of an anti-fascist protest movement in Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk.In March 2014, the people of Crimea voted in a referendum to reunite with the Russian Federation, preventing NATO from occupying the longstanding Russian military base there. Russia’s integration of Crimea served as the pretext for international sanctions against Russia and an escalation of NATO military activity throughout eastern Europe.As the anti-fascist movement spread across the Southeast, protesters took control of government buildings in Donetsk and Lugansk. In response, Ukraine’s interim President Oleksandr Turchynov and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov launched the so-called “Anti-Terrorist Operation,” a U.S.-backed military offensive. They blamed the upheaval on Russia.People in Donbass armed themselves and formed local militias for self-defense. They were joined by volunteers from Russia and other former Soviet republics and later by other internationalist volunteers. The people’s militias set back the attacks of the disorganized Ukrainian forces.On May 11, 2014, Donbass residents voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ukraine, establishing the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Despite suffering numerous defeats by the better organized and motivated Donbass militias, the Kiev regime continued to wage war on Donbass.The U.S., meanwhile, continues to fund Kiev as it totters toward bankruptcy. Ukraine banned the Communist Party of Ukraine and holds thousands of opponents as political prisoners. Washington supplies military equipment both directly and indirectly through third countries. Today the Pentagon is training fascist paramilitaries at bases in both western and southeastern Ukraine.U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pledged an additional $335 million in military assistance to Ukraine on April 1. Then on April 15, after a new government was formed under Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Biden phoned former leader Petro Poroshenko to assure him that the next $1 billion loan guarantee was forthcoming. He also condemned “pro-Russian militants” for escalating the conflict in Donbass. (Interfax Ukraine)Humanitarian crisisOn April 16, Alain Aeschlimann, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Ukraine and Donbass, blamed “the ongoing shellings and limited number of checkpoints for entrance and departure” for cutting off essential humanitarian help for civilians. (DONi News)Earlier, the U.N. World Food Program reported that the war had left 1.5 million people hungry, including 300,000 in need of immediate help. (New York Times, April 4)For two years, many international human rights organizations have tried to ignore the crimes of official Kiev and Ukrainian troops, charges Donetsk Ombudsman Daria Morozova. They overlook the children, women and elderly who are killed along the contact line. Morozova said her office has submitted over 700 cases documenting violations by the Ukrainian forces to the European Court of Human Rights.This ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Donbass, the plight of anti-fascists inside Ukraine and Western media censorship will be some of the topics taken up at the Fourth International Anti-fascist Conference to be held in Krasnodon, Lugansk People’s Republic, on May 7.Activists from the Donbass republics, the former Soviet Union and around the world will map out a plan of action to intensify anti-war solidarity and break the media blockade. The U.S.-based International Action Center is one of the convening organizations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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June 20th Is The Cutoff Date For Dicamba Applications In Xtend…

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE June 20th Is The Cutoff Date For Dicamba Applications In Xtend Soybean Fields In Indiana Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – May 29, 2020 center_img We are less than a month away from the cutoff date for approved dicamba product applications in Xtend soybean.  We have received several calls recently about the possibility of an extension of this cutoff date in areas of the state that have been hammered by rainfall events and soybean planting dates are delayed.It is safe to say that the Office of the Indiana State Chemist is very unlikely to change the cutoff date.  The reasons for this include the following: First, a large percentage of the off-target movement events in Indiana in 2017, 2018, and 2019 can be traced back to late June and early July applications. Secondly, in 2019 the state of Illinois instituted a dicamba cutoff date, and then delayed the cutoff date because of wet weather.The result was record numbers of off-target movement events attributed to late June and early July applications.  For these reasons, it is not reasonable to expect an extension of the cutoff date for Indiana, and those affected by excessive rains and delayed field operations need to start figuring out what plan B is for these fields.We hate to say we told you so, but this topic has been covered extensively since this application restriction was announced last winter.  The normal spring in the eastern cornbelt is characterized as wet and delayed field operations occur every year in some part of the state unless we have a drought.  We repeatedly informed our growers and input provider audiences that one should be prepared for a wet spring and the inability to apply dicamba after June 20th.  So, here is a review for those that are in various stages of soybean planting or management of fields that are yet to be planted.For those fields that have not been planted yet:Use a full rate of a residual herbicide that reduces the pressure on the postemergence (POST) herbicide program. Pay particular attention to fields that have waterhemp, and Palmer amaranth and use a preemergence (PRE) residual program that has a group 14 or pyroxasulfone plus another active ingredient that works on ALS and glyphosate-resistant waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.Start clean: Don’t plant green into live weed infestations and expect to be able to spray your way out of a mess.Plant a soybean variety that has herbicide resistance traits that allow you to use herbicides that don’t have cutoff dates determined by a calendar for control of glyphosate and/or PPO resistant weeds if you think you will have to spray after June 20th.For weeds that escape residual herbicides, make timely POST herbicide applications on small weeds and include another layer of a residual herbicide if you have waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.Lactofen and fomesafen can also be sprayed POST in those fields where waterhemp and Palmer amaranth populations are still susceptible to PPO-inhibiting herbicides. Lactofen has no rotational restrictions to corn.  Fomesafen has a 10 month rotational interval to corn and herbicide carryover may occur for late season applications.  Therefore, fomesafen should not be sprayed into the month of July or later if rotating to corn the following growing season.For fields that have been planted to Xtend soybean varieties:As soon as you see some weed emergence, spray your POST treatment so you have time for a follow up treatment before the cutoff date.Use a residual with your POST treatment if you have waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.Fill in the drowned out areas of the field so you have the crop canopy to compete with weed emergence throughout the summer.Lactofen and fomesafen can also be sprayed POST in those fields where waterhemp and Palmer amaranth populations are still susceptible to PPO-inhibiting herbicides. Fomesafen should not be sprayed into the month of July or later if rotating to corn the following growing season due to carryover concerns. Home News Feed June 20th Is The Cutoff Date For Dicamba Applications In Xtend Soybean… BY: MARCELO ZIMMER AND BILL JOHNSON Previous articleIrrigation Management To Reduce Cost And Foliar DiseaseNext articlePlanting Forecast: Cooler, Drier Weekend Before Cloudy Tuesday Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

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Virgin Galactic Announces Doug Ahrens as Chief Financial Officer

first_img LAS CRUCES, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic”), a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, today announced the appointment of Doug Ahrens as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2021. Ahrens will succeed Jon Campagna, who is stepping down as Chief Financial Officer following Virgin Galactic’s successful transition from private to public company. Michael Colglazier, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic, said, “I’m thrilled to welcome Doug Ahrens to the Virgin Galactic team. Doug’s deep experience helping global manufacturing companies scale and grow, combined with his tremendous capital markets and M&A expertise, will be incredibly valuable as we expand our production capabilities and work to monetize the business. Doug is an excellent leader and developer of talent with a proven track record in building and sustaining growth. I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to execute against our strategy.” Colglazier continued, “I’d like to thank Jon on behalf of the entire Virgin Galactic team. Jon has been our CFO during our transition from private to public company and helped build excellent relationships with the investment community. He leaves us with a strong balance sheet at a time when the company is well-positioned for future growth. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.” “I’m very excited to join Virgin Galactic at such a significant time in the company’s journey,” said Ahrens. “I look forward to being a part of this exceptional team as it makes history in the evolution of human spaceflight.” Ahrens is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of operational and strategic finance experience at multinational corporations. He has led global teams at rapidly growing public and privately held companies in complex technology and manufacturing environments. Ahrens most recently served as CFO at Mellanox, a public company in the semiconductor industry, where he was responsible for all finance functions until the successful acquisition by NVIDIA Corporation in 2020. Prior to Mellanox, Ahrens served as CFO for GlobalLogic, a large software engineering company, where he led the finance, IT, and legal teams to support the rapid growth of the business. Earlier in his career, Ahrens spent over a decade at Maxim Integrated Products, leading financial planning and coordinating M&A activities. Prior to that he served in a variety of financial roles at Intel Corporation for six years and as an Environmental Engineer at Chevron Corporation. Ahrens holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He also has an active CPA license in California, as well as a private pilot license. About Virgin Galactic Holdings Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers, as well as a manufacturer of advanced air and space vehicles. It is developing a spaceflight system designed to offer customers a unique and transformative experience. You can find more information at https://www.virgingalactic.com/ Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws with respect to Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), including statements regarding the Company’s spaceflight systems, markets and expected performance. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by words such as “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this presentation, including but not limited to the factors, risks and uncertainties regarding the Company’s business described in the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005297/en/ CONTACT: For media inquiries: Aleanna Crane – Vice President Communications [email protected] +44 [0] 7395604549For Investor Inquiries: Seth Zaslow – Vice President Investor Relations [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW MEXICO UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AIR TRANSPORT AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING OTHER TRAVEL TRAVEL SOURCE: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Delhi Court Dismisses Application For Ex-parte Injunction against Netflix To Stop Airing of Web-series ”Hasmukh”

News UpdatesDelhi Court Dismisses Application For Ex-parte Injunction against Netflix To Stop Airing of Web-series ”Hasmukh” Press Trust of India29 April 2020 10:05 AMShare This – xA Delhi court Tuesday dismissed an application seeking ex-parte injunction against Netflix from showing web series Hasmukh , saying any artistic expression in any artistic work has to be seen in the context of the work itself . Additional District and Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said there was no reason to restrain Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP from airing the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi court Tuesday dismissed an application seeking ex-parte injunction against Netflix from showing web series Hasmukh , saying any artistic expression in any artistic work has to be seen in the context of the work itself . Additional District and Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said there was no reason to restrain Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP from airing the web-series.The application filed through lawyer Abhay Gupta claimed that the show contained derogatory remarks against advocates.The court, in its order, said that the remarks were general in nature and not made against Gupta in particular.In a free and democratic society, there is freedom of speech and expression. If a particular comedy web series ‘Hasmukh’ makes any remarks, it has to be read and seen in the context of artistic expression, comedy or satire and not taken literally to contend that lawyers are being abused, it said.It added that law is a noble profession and so are the lawyers but Gupta cannot contend that he is defamed as he is a lawyer and certain expression has been used in a web series against the lawyers in general.Any artistic expression in any artistic work has to be seen in the context of the work itself. Thus, there is no reason for allowing the prayer of the plaintiff (Gupta) directing the defendant (Netflix) to stop showing the said web series Hasmukh . Since there is no prima facie case or balance of convenience in favour of the plaintiff, hence, the present application is dismissed, the court said.Gupta had sought ex-parte interim injunction against the online content streaming platform from airing the show Hasmukh .He claimed that the show, especially Episode 4, contained certain remarks which defamed lawyers.In the web series, the lawyers are stated to be thieves, scoundrels, goons and have been addressed as rapist , the application alleged. The advocate further claimed that he was hurt by the highly defamatory remarks and has also sent a notice to Netflix India to stop airing the web series. PTI URD UK Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more

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Breaking: Major search and rescue operation underway at Castlefinn

first_img Breaking: Major search and rescue operation underway at Castlefinn Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCouncil asked to review car parking at busy Letterkenny areaNext articleDeteriorating taste in Letterkenny water supply must be investigated – Shiels News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img WhatsApp A major search and rescue operation is underway near the bridge at Castlefinn.The alarm was first raised at approximately 7.20 this morning after an eye witnesses saw a man walking towards the direction of the river.The Sligo 118 helicopter has been dispatched to the scene while Malin Coastguard and the local Gardai are also involved in the search. WhatsApp By News Highland – January 5, 2018 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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